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Viewpoint from Mike Holder for 20/8/10

Mike Holder
Cross bearer at St Mary’s Church Hemsby

It’s holiday time!

This is the time of year when children are on holiday from school for the six week break. It is a busy time for most parents as thviewpoints cross logo jpegey have to make special arrangements in order to keep them safe and happy. All parents have to go through this and maybe some have to work which means they have to make even more special arrangements. This can be a real nightmare!
So now with the holidays in full swing, it may be possible for some families to go on holiday or even take the odd day out. I hope that as an older parent, my viewpoint may be of some comfort to all parents and that it will remind them that Jesus is always there whether you are travelling orDove right even when you are at home. 
The following poem is entitled ‘You’re Always There for Me’.
When the world comes crashing in and chaos rules my mind,
I turn my heart to you Lord, and pure, sweet peace I find.
You lift me out of trouble; you comfort me in pain,
You nourish, heal and cleanse me like cool refreshing rain.
In times of joy and bliss, when things are going right,
You lift me even higher and fill me with delight.
You listen to my prayers, you hear my every plea
I’m safe because I know you’re always there for me.
It is a comfort to know that God is with us at all times. I like to pray quietly no matter where I may be and to remember in my prayers those who are less fortunate than myself. 
Many in the pursuit of happiness think that it is all about getting and in being served by others. Happiness is really found in giving and in serving others.
So whatever you do in these holiday months, be safe and enjoy the moment and be at peace.